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Complaint / Review
Hewlett Packard
Fraudulent Warranty Claims

On June 21, I bought a pill p.C. Through HP’s Homestore/Paypal for $989.84. The pill is completely included in a additional “house-call” support strategy that I bought for one more $331.19 in December. The “house-call” support strategy statements to supply technical assistance and also to drive back harm to the pill. The “house-call” strategy is marketed as supplying the client with comfort and reassurance by declaring that the support specialist can come out to my area within three business days of the reported problem when the issue CAn't be solved within the my own type of function, like a lot of others, “down time” may produce a significant quantity of tension while making substantial cutbacks in efficiency and success. Consequently, I bought this device and committed to the associated, fairly costly support strategy to ensure that I'd have confidence in case that I required tech-support or when the device was actually broken.

On March 5th my pill p.C. Display address was damaged whenever a peg mounted within the keyboard pushed in to the display upon final. Because the pill is just a touchscreen system, my p.C. Was made rather useless. I quickly approached horsepower after I was informed they might deliver me a container and my pill would need to be delivered to a restoration service, subsequently delivered back again to me within 7-10 days. This method was totally inappropriate. To begin with, I taken care of and anticipated an in-home-repair, having a three-day optimum recovery period, as clearly mentioned within the guarantee. Subsequently, I take advantage of the pill for law-school as well as for courtroom displays and so I can't afford to possess it delivered away for over per week () although it has been fixed. More, I've delicate customer information about the tablet that I can't permit into somebody else’s unsupervised ownership, even yet in the procedure of fixing the pill. It had been therefore, within the first-place, that I decided to buy the a lot more costly “house-call” service strategy using the assured three-day turnaround time support.

About The first day, I approached horsepower and obviously described my problem, but was fulfilled with continuous “transfers”, “please holds”, “escalations to supervisors” and “accidental disconnections” which came to using to call-back twice and investing over four hours about the telephone that day. Fundamentally, I talked with Harish Prabha, An Amount II Boss in HP’s Equipment Mail Division, who guaranteed to contact me back within 24 hours. I never obtained a call-back from anybody at HP.

24 hours later, I called back again to state the emergency that my pc be fixed and also to allow horsepower realize that I had been really dissatisfied and discouraged they weren't praising the guarantee I settled great income for. The boss again insisted they wouldn't have the ability to send a restoration specialist and there is nothing she might do. She stated I'd need to talk to a “case manager” to be able to discover if your specialist might be delivered. I advised her that HP’s option to not recognize the guarantee was a break of agreement as well as displayed fake ad. As numerous times when I was positioned on store, I noticed the industrial for HP’s “in-home-repair warranty” perform at least five times. The business declared that the specialist might emerge towards the house in case a fix was required. This obviously strengthened the present conditions of the agreement. After being on a long store, my spouse noticed that I had been getting increasingly annoyed so she suggested that I call-back the next evening and attempt to consult with somebody at HP’s corporate practices.

The next morning, I named HP corporate practices. I described the problem and was designated a “case manager” called Alexandra. Alexandra mentioned this kind of fix couldn't be finished in-house which I'd need to deliver the pc in. I subsequently advised her that I'd approached nearby HP-approved repair shops plus they agreed to repair the display within 20-40 minutes. I inquired if horsepower might pay me for that price and so I might move ahead. She rejected and stated she might deliver me the component for that pc, but that the specialist wasn't open to arrived at my house for repairs. I informed her it was undesirable since I'm not really a specialist and don’t understand how / wasn’t relaxed performing this kind of fix.

Tuesday, I named horsepower corporate workplace again and Alexandra mentioned she'd consider what she might do to obtain the pc fixed after which contact me back. She never did contact me back. I named horsepower back later that night and was attached to Alexandra again. This time around she explained she'd great information; that she might organize to truly have a specialist emerge to my workplace and repair the pc Friday, March 10th. Though it was 5 days following the event was documented, I simply needed my pc mounted and thus we organized to truly have the specialist emerge to my workplace that Friday. I had been still really discouraged after spending more than 8 hours complete about the telephone, but I had been happy to truly have the guarantee that I'd have my pc back-up and operating in a few times.

Wednesday, however, I obtained a voicemail from Alexandra declaring that there have been no specialists open to maintain the guarantee for that Friday fix. I called back and she stated the first feasible day was Friday, March 14th. I advised Alexandra of the guarantee procedures that had been already broken where stage she very stated “the guarantee is susceptible to change”. After telling her that the guarantee is just a deal, and so not susceptible to alter, I recapped all that I'd experienced looking to get my notebook fixed; I reiterated that I'd been already exceptionally individual which horsepower had lost lots of my period and accomplished practically nothing. I informed her I'd haven't bought a $1,000.00 device supported with a $330.00 guarantee when the organization marketing equally wouldn't recognize its term on both. I informed her that the “maybe Monday” wouldn't function. I informed her that I'd be outoftown to get a meeting Friday and questioned when they might have a specialist repair it in Cambridge, mother because that's where I'd be to get a week. She stated that she didn’t understand and created no try to discover if that recommendation was feasible. I subsequently advised her when horsepower didn't obtain the specialist out as guaranteed, to ensure that I really could utilize my notebook for course and are meant, that I'd be returning the equipment for them. I subsequently offered Alexandra three choices: 1) repair the pc as guaranteed underneath the warranty; 2) pay me for that price of getting it fixed myself; or 3) I'd contact my lender to obtain a reimbursement due to the apparent quality difficulties with both device and also the warranty. Alexandra advised me that there is nothing else that might be completed to recognize the guarantee which I'd have to contact my lender easily didn’t wish to delay the us-given period of time.

For me personally, this situation presents the toughest of the toughest corporate concepts toward client maintenance and customer support. I offered the corporation my tough-acquired cash and numerous possibilities to repair a deficiency using the machine’s quality. I also suffered time after-hour about the telephone attempting to create things use the warranty repair. Fundamentally, HP decided to not recognize their guarantee. I'm really lucky the issue was using the display rather than the drive where I'd not have now been ready to move my information to a different device while trying to find an answer (an answer which was said to be supplied by the maker, not the client). I'm simply fortunate that I'm not experiencing a scenario that may have charge me much more money and time than that one has. This experience was a clear wake up phone that I have to instantly discover another organization to trust with my company. Our lender has my back on my criticism and it is refunding my income. I'm also following-up having a proper complaint against horsepower using the Workplace of the California Attorney General for fake ad and willful violation of agreement.

Offender: Hewlett Packard

Country: USA   State: Indiana   City: South Bend

Category: Computers & Services


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